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February 2010 Newsletter


Donít forget our monthly meeting is at 1pm on Saturday 13th February.....all welcome.


By now you should have received your Fundraising info for the next months.  Thank you in anticipation of your support in this important endeavour.


Also we are currently running a raffle with a year's membership of CFHRG as the 1st prize.  2nd prize is a beautiful set of 2 coffee mugs.  Tickets are $1 each and are available from the office - to be drawn at the monthly meeting on 13th March 2010.


Donations of items suitable for the Easter Raffle would be appreciated.


Progress is slowly being made on new premises for the Club, but as it stands at the moment, we will be here in the Old Fire Station for at least another 5-6 months.


Guest speaker - 1pm on Saturday 27th February 2010 - Dr. Jennifer Harrison, Historian (the Queensland researcher for the Australian Dictionary of Biography for 22 years; research adviser with the School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics at the Univ. of Qld), will be our guest speaker...all welcome.....if you donít usually attend any of the guest speaker afternoons during the year, you really should make sure you come to this one, as it will be a very informative afternoon...she comes very highly recommended.


Shake Your Family Tree Day - 23rd February 2010 - 9.30am - 4.00pm.

16 Corporate Drive, Cannon Hill Qld. (07) 3249 4226.  To encourage more Australians to unearth personal treasures, the National Archives is hosting a Shake your family tree day in each of their capital city offices.


Each Archives will offer a range of activities including talks, preservation workshops, demonstrations and introductory research training.  With expert family historians on hand, visitors will learn how to locate treasures such as letters, photographs, service records, immigration and citizenship applications, employment records, copyright registrations and other government records.